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Today's cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it's not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what's going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. Learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you'll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.
Any modern DSLR has a bewildering array of buttons on it. We'll take a look at a camera like this Nikon here, there's buttons all across the top, all across the back, some on the side and the front. And frankly, if you don't know what they all do, then you're not getting the most out of your DSLR. So throughout this chapter, what we're going to do is go through all the common buttons that you'll find on pretty much any DSLR you might pick up. Usually, they have the same names on them, like ISO or AFL, and things like that. So, we're going to go through them find the different buttons on a few different models and explain what they do.
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